Leadership Development Institute - Executive Coach
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Leadership Development Institute – Executive and Leadership Coach, Managing Partner, On Tap Consulting

Dave leverages his 25 year career in explosive growth, technology companies to help aspiring leaders reach desired higher levels of leadership. In building global operations capabilities for several start-ups and very successful young public companies, Dave differentiated himself as the in-house executive coach for top performing, yet challenged leaders, on his direct teams and cross-functionally. As Dave rose to the senior executive level, he partnered with and coached dozens of co-workers, from Sr Managers to Sr Vice Presidents, to help them achieve the next level of leadership. Across nearly every corporate function Dave has formally and informally coached ambitious co-workers seeking that often elusive promotion. Coaching has been and continues to be the most rewarding aspect of Dave’s career to date.


Through his own in the trenches, real-world, senior executive leadership experience, Dave helps his coaching clients connect the dots…evolving job requirements, corporate culture, key functional and corporate deliverables, personal strengths and development areas, etc. Dave partners with leaders to help them identify their applicable challenges, both real and perceived, and collaborates with them to find actionable solutions. Getting to authentic self-awareness and acceptance of those blind spots typically limiting success is a significant dependency to achieving leadership breakthroughs. Dave then works with his clients to create goals to achieve the required improvements and coach them to success.

  • External Coach, Leadership Development Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Senior Consultant, On Tap Consulting, Los Gatos, CA
  • Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Gigamon, Santa Clara, CA
  • Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations, Lytro, Mountain View, CA
  • Senior Vice President of Operations, Blue Coat Systems, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Vice President of Operations, Pluris, Cupertino, CA
  • Director of Manufacturing, Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Flash Global, First Republic Bank, KBM-Hogue, Nutanix, Proofpoint, Okteto

  • MBA, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
  • BA International Relations, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Leadership Versatility Index 360 Certification